Phelps wins record 19th Olympic medal - London 2012 - Swimming
Michael Phelps tonight became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history when his gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay at the Aquatics Centre took him to 19.
The 27-year-old swimmer had equalled Larisa Latynina's record earlier this evening with silver in the 200m Butterfly.
The 16-year-old came from slightly down at third at the final turn to produce a storming freestyle leg to secure victory.
Meanwhile, USA's Allison Schmitt won in Olympic record time in the 200m Freestyle final.
Schmitt, who last month swam the event faster than anyone in textiles in history, led from start to finish and touched in a dominant 1:53.61.
France's Camille Muffat was second as the pair reversed their placings in the 400m Freestyle on Sunday.